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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Knotty Vines Wine








2017 Knotty Vines Cabernet Sauvignon...$9.99
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33% New French Oak
An indulgent  Cabernet Sauvignon packed with mocha and black cherry flavors, this smooth, rich medium bodied wine finishes with playful silky tannins.

AROMAS
  • Briar Blackberry
  • Chocolate
  • Graphite Mineral Notes
  • Slightly Earthy Complexity

FLAVORS / MOUTHFEEL
  • Balanced Entry
  • Graphite
  • Medium Plus Body
  • Smoother and Rich Midpalate
  • Dark Fruit - Cassis

FINISH
  • Smooth
  • Balanced
  • Acid Balanced
  • Fine Grained Tannin Profile


VARIETAL: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 2% Petit Sirah, 1% Zinfandel




Wemyss Malts Kiln Embers Scotch








Wemyss Malts Kiln Embers Scotch...$61.99
Kiln Embers is a smoky malt whisky that is made for maximum taste impact by using twice the amount of heavily peated Islay malt whisky than our Peat Chimney release. Additionally Highland, Speyside and Lowlands malts are used sparingly in the blend to bring sweet, rich and citrus balance to this heavily peated release.

• HEAVILY PEATED
• BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
• ISLAY, HIGHLANDS, SPEYSIDE AND LOWLANDS
• 46% ABV
• NON CHILL-FILTERED

Goose Island Christmas IPA



In stock at Forsyth now 




Goose Island Christmas IPA...$8.99 / 6pk
Festively smooth 7.5% ABV IPA
38 IBUs

Maraska Maraschino Cocktail Cherries




Maraska Maraschino Cocktail Cherries...$19.99 /14.11 oz jar
Maraschino candied cherries in fruit syrup from concentrated Marasca sour cherry fruit juice

Vina Robles Petit Verdot Huerhuero Vineyard



2016 Vina Robles Petit Verdot Huerhuero Vineyard...$23.99
Compare to $34 at the Winery
Petit Verdot is a Bordeaux variety predominantly used for blending due to its dark color and high tannin contributions in the finished wine. Indeed at Vina Robles, a small percentage of this variety typically finds its way into our Cabernet Sauvignon wines for this purpose. However, we have found the variety exhibits richness and balance without the excessive astringency when grown in our estate vineyards. As such, we singled out a small lot offering from our Huerhuero Vineyard to showcase its exceptional qualities as a standalone wine.

The grapes were handpicked in the cool morning hours and sorted in the vineyard. They were gently crushed and then allowed to ferment in small stainless steel tanks. Various extraction techniques were implemented during the progressive stages of fermentation to enhance fruit flavors and balance mouthfeel. The wine was then transferred into barrels to complete malolactic fermentation and spent 20 months in French oak barrels.

2019 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling





2019 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling...$51.99
The 2019 Polish Hill Riesling boasts hints of baby powder and lime alongside green apple and mint on the nose. It's medium-bodied, with a pristine, almost watery feel on the palate, but it simultaneously delivers fascinating intensity of flavor and tremendous length, with a gentle, softly dusty texture on the finish. It should easily cellar for more than a decade.

Grosset is one of Australia's most famous producers of Riesling and was an early protagonist in the switch to screwcaps, but the winery also turns out outstanding wines from Chardonnay (purchased from the Adelaide Hills) and blended reds. The vineyards are certified organic, and additives (with the exception of sulfur) are strictly verboten. Vineyard manager Mark Groat took me around the vineyards, where under-vine mulching is being used to control weeds and retain soil moisture. Aside from being organic, the entire operation is carbon neutral—a reflection of owner Jeffrey Grosset's commitment to sustainability. Look for a new barrel-aged Riesling bottling in the near future.

Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

Skeptic Gin





 

Skeptic Curious Spirits Gin...$26.99
Featured as one of the Top 100 Spirits in the World by The Wine Enthusiast
At Skeptic, we produce our gin using processes rarely used in the industry. First, we filter our base spirit in the same manner as our vodka for exceptional smoothness and to remove impurities. Next, we soak our unique recipe of FRESH ingredients and botanicals directly in the base spirit for 5 days. Last and most importantly, we cold vacuum distill the infused spirit in our one-of-a-kind, custom-built vacuum column still at below room temperature (approx. 50F); a process which preserves delicate flavors and aromas that are normally cooked out or altered under standard distillation temperatures.

The resulting gin is an award-winning, ultra-smooth, intensely flavorful yet balanced, citrusy and aromatic gin that will elevate any cocktail to new heights. The flavors are a mélange of citrus, fresh fruit, spices and botanicals. So smooth and flavorful, it can be enjoyed neat or in your favorite gin cocktail. So good, USA Spirits Ratings rated it Best In Show (USA) and Gin of the Year with 92 points overall. Skeptic Gin also earned a bronze medal against a fierce field of competitors and well-known brands in Cigar & Spirits magazine's 2018 spirits competition and a Best of Category (Contemporary Gin) title from the American Distilling Institute. Perhaps most impressively, it was listed among the Top 100 Spirits IN THE WORLD by Wine Enthusiast Magazine!
Still skeptical? Taste the difference and become a believer.


Skeptic Curious Spirits Ginquila Reposado...$29.99
A SPECIALLY INFUSED GIN FINISHED IN TEQUILA BARRELS
Ready for a new class of spirit?! Enter: Ginquila!
We guarantee you've never tried anything like this one... Ginquila is inspired by a cocktail called the Cantarito, a Paloma style cocktail served in a clay pot. Fusing this concept with the vibrant flavors of South America, we infused a gin base with fresh tropical fruit and spices including papaya, grapefruit, orange, lime, cinnamon, thyme, and Chipotle and Arbol peppers. But why stop there? Just to make sure this spirit is like nothing you've ever seen, we finished it in Tequila Barrels for a few months!
Just like the rest of our spirits, Ginquila is:
Cold Vacuum Distilled
Naturally Gluten Free
Free of Unnatural Additives
Sugar Free!

So how do we enjoy this crazy concoction? Well, while our list of bespoke Ginquila recipes is still in the making, we recommend it with Grapefruit soda and some fresh lime or just straight up with a lime wedge!

Noble Oak Double Oak Rye







Noble Oak Double Oak Rye...$31.99

An unique rye finished with port wine seasoned oak
First, we traditionally rest our whiskey in charred new American White Oak barrels for a minimum of one year, developing sweet vanilla notes and a deep caramel tone.
Then, we finish our whiskey using either sherry or port wine cask staves to impart additional complexity.
The result? Unique flavors that are elegantly balanced and bold.
Noble Oak: A Great Whiskey with a Noble Heart

Gracias A Dios Agave Gin 32 Botanicals







Gracias A Dios Agave Gin 32 Botanicals...$47.99

Welcome to our Agave Gin World.
Macerate with 32 botanics representing the 32 states of the Mexican Republic.
Agave Gin with citrus notes, a juniper predominance and a smokey finish. Serve on the rocks, splash it with tonic, shake it with flowers and enjoy this journey through the green mountains of Oaxaca.

Stillwater Sparkling India Pale Ale Hard Seltzer







Stillwater Sparkling India Pale Ale Hard Seltzer Tropical Juicy...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Dry Hopped with sabro, citra, and galaxy

Stillwater Sparkling India Pale Ale Hard Seltzer Dank Citrus...$12.99 / 4pk 16oz cans
Dry hopped with El Dorado, mosaic


Prairie Artisan Ales Barrel Aged

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Prairie Artisan Ales Barrel Aged Peanut Butter Bomb!....$11.99 / 12oz bottle


Prairie Artisan Ales Barrel Aged Snickerdoodle Vanilla Noir....$11.99 / 12oz bottle


1 of each per person

2nd Shift Key Lime Brewligans




2nd Shift Key Lime Brewligans...$11.99 / 4pk 16oz cans

New England-Style IPA with Key Lime
A wonder to behold, with all the hop flavors and aromas and coming in at 6.5% abv. This East Coast-style IPA looks gross (Crider's words) but pops with citrus and tropical fruits in both the flavor and the aroma. Low bitterness makes this accessible and utterly drinkable. This version of Brewligans contains key lime for a flavor of the tropics.

Short Throw Brewing / Narrow Gauge Desk Work DIPA



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Short Throw Brewing / Narrow Gauge Desk Work DIPA...$16.99 / 4pk cans
8% Double IPA
1 per person


Cointreau Orange Liqueur - 375ml - Half bottle




Cointreau Orange Liqueur...$16.99 / 375ml
Compare to $19.99 at Total Wine and More

Excellence is cultivated through the constant quest for perfection. Today, this tradition is continued by Master Distiller of the Maison Cointreau, Carole Quinton. Balanced. Versatile. Aromatic. Inescapable. Experience Cointreau L’Unique.

Cointreau’s flavor profile is a symphony of unexpected dualities: It has an instant freshness yet lingers on the palate, is a harmonious blend of nuanced notes yet remains intensely orange. In cocktails, Cointreau serves as a flavor amplifier, helping reveal the other ingredients while bringing balance, depth, and freshness to the mix.

Lewis Race Car Red Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


Lewis Napa Cabernet sells for $100 and Cabernet Reserve sells for $170
This wine is amazing for under $50





Hands down the best under $50 Cabernet I have ever had!
"The 2018 Lewis Cellars Race Car Red is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 18 months in French Oak and bears a striking resemblance to the $100 Lewis Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. If you are a fan of Napa Cab, be sure to grab a few bottles or cases of this one."  -Aaron Zwicker


2018 Lewis Race Car Red Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon...$44.99
Racecar red is inspired by Indy 500 driver turned winemaker Randy Lewis. Geared for pleasure, this 100% Napa Valley Cabernet runs rich, yet is balanced and responsive. We invite you to take a turn at the wheel.-Winemaker's Notes

Friday, October 9, 2020

Sudwerk Brewing Festbier








Sudwerk Brewing Festbier...$13.99  / 4pk 16oz cans

ABV: 6.3%
IBU: 25
MALTS: Pilsner, Munich 1, Carahell & Acidulated
YEAST: House Lager Strain
HOPS: Perle, Mittelfruh & Saphir

Bread & Butter Wines







2017 Bread & Butter Chardonnay...$9.99
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This Chardonnay opens with rich notes of vanilla bean and almond husk, reminiscent of a decadent crème brûlée. The creamy notes are balanced by a soft minerality and a hint of tropical fruit. Those creamy notes continue to your palate where they are joined with bright acidity and well-integrated oak that leads into a long, creamy finish.
Rated 93/100 NY International Wine Competition




2017 Bread & Butter Cabernet Sauvignon...$9.99
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This Cabernet Sauvignon expresses captivating aromas of mocha, ripe berries, violets, and blackcurrant with intertwining layers of subtle black pepper, toasted oak and rich vanilla. This beautifully crafted Cabernet Sauvignon enters the palate with layers of ripe blackberry and chocolate covered cherries. The round and luscious mouthfeel is accented by soft tannins and a hint of spice that weaves into a smooth, lingering finish.
Rated 92/100 NY International Wine Competition

Casa Noble Single Barrel Extra Anejo Tequila

 



Casa Noble Single Barrel Extra Anejo Tequila...$99.99
SINGLE BARREL EXTRA AÑEJO

Tequila the way it’s been enjoyed for 7 generations—bottled straight from one truly unique barrel. Distributed in individually numbered bottles signed by Pepe Hermosillo, Maestro Tequilero and founder. Introducing The Casa Noble Single Barrel Program.

Reserved for the aficionado who appreciates the finest tequila making in the world. An extremely rare Extra Añejo Tequila that results from unprecedented extra barrel aging inside a lightly charred French white oak barrel. Delivering a smooth, complex flavor unlike any crafted before, or after.




Waterford Irish Whisky


Waterford Organic Gaia 1.1. Irish Single Malt...$84.99
The Arcadian Series represents our otherworldly garden of delights. We sought out maverick farmers, inspirational growers, iconoclasts whose ethos & way of life respects the land & the old ways in the pursuit of pure flavours over yield imperatives. Gaia, the neopagan goddess of yore, a personification of Mother Earth herself, is a fitting custodian to bring forth Ireland’s first whisky distilled from certified organic Irish barley.
John Mallick, Paddy Tobin, Alan Jackson, Pat and Denis Booth, Jason Stanley and Trevor Harris rose to the challenge laid down by us to produce the first Irish-grown organic malting barley.
Cask composition: 42% first fill US oak, 17% virgin US oak, 23% premium French oak and 18% Vin Doux Naturel.
Each bottle of Organic GAIA Edition 1.1 has a TÉIREOIR code, which offers an unparalleled level of bottling information on the barley, maps, imagery and even audio from the farm. 

Waterford  Dunmore Edition 1.1. 
Irish Single Malt...$74.99
Single Farm
Made from 100% Irish-grown barley, Single Farm Origin: Dunmore Edition 1.1 was grown by John Tynan in County Laois. At the top of John Tynan’s barley fields, within a striking circular copse of trees, is the early medieval fort that lends the townland its name – An Dún Mór, the big fort – a reminder of turbulent times of lore. Nestled between the Slieve Bloom Mountains & the Castlecomer Plateau of County Laois is this westerly-facing, lowland terroir, of limestone-derived loamy drift that harbours a compact gravelly tilth.
Cask composition: 33% first fill US oak, 18% virgin US oak, 25% premium French oak and 24% Vin Doux Naturel (sweet fortified wines).
SINGLE FARM ORIGIN


Waterford  Rathclogh Edition 1.1. Irish Single Malt 
...$74.99
Single Farm Origin
Made from 100% Irish-grown barley, Single Farm Origin: Rathclogh Edition 1.1 was grown by Richard Raftice. The strategic importance of Ráthchloch (stone fort), on the old Kilkenny to Waterford road, was equally appreciated by the Vikings adjacent Danesfort. The striking vantage point looks over Richard Raftice’s low lying land of quick-drying, shallow gravel soils deposited by ancient glacier meltwater ensuring it is an early sowing/ripening terroir.
Cask composition: 31% first-fill US oak, 19% virgin US oak, 25% premium French oak and 25% Vin Doux Naturel (sweet fortified wines).

SINGLE FARM ORIGIN
Using the world's finest barley, our Single Farm Origin series is an uber- provenance range of natural whiskies that explore Irish terroir one place, one farm, at a time.
Barley-forward, terroir-driven, natural whisky. No coloring, chill-filtration or any additives whatsoever.
Each bottle of Single Farm Origin: Rathclogh Edition 1.1 has a TÉIREOIR code, which offers an unparalleled level of bottling information on the barley, maps, imagery and even audio from the farms.

Iron Maiden Trooper Fear of the Dark English Stout





Robinson Iron Maiden Trooper Fear of the Dark English Stout...$4.99 / pint
IRON MAIDEN and Robinsons Brewery bring you FEAR OF THE DARK - a 4.5% ABV English dark roasted chocolate stout that is full bodied and rich in flavour.

Created by BRUCE DICKINSON and Robinsons' Head Brewer Martyn Weeks, FEAR OF THE DARK is the first stout in the TROOPER beer family and takes its name from IRON MAIDEN's iconic song and album of the same name